Taming and Nurturing Troublemakers
"No matter how it looks at first, it’s always a people problem."
– Gerald Weinberg
Bullies people and winning is everything.
Story: Howard the Horrid: belittled others, took unearned credit, lied, withheld information, made sure others would fail, and invaded others’ personal space. It took time but, after a heavy dose of mayhem, Howard was given an important and lone assignment with no staff reporting directly to him.
Nugget: The bullies who are beyond redemption (and they often are) should be moved out or isolated.